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Foresight Institute: promoting transformative technologies

Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.

Foresight is the primary force pushing for the kind of nanotechnology that will truly transform our future, from medicine to the environment to space settlement. We bring that vision and goal to new audiences, including inspiring young researchers.

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2015 Foresight Institute Prize Nominations Are Now Closed

Richard P. Feynman

Nominations for the 2016 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes: Experimental and Theory are due on August 22, 2016. Winners will be announced by October 2016.

Nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Student Award are due on August 22, 2016. Winner will be announced by October 2016.

The winners of the 2015 Feynman Prizes, Experimental and Theory

The 2015 Distinguished Student Award winner

The Feynman Prize winners and the Distinguished Student Award winner were announced at an Awards banquet May 21, 2016 at the Foresight Institute Breakthrough Technologies for Energy workshop.



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